A group of researchers from the United States conducted a scientific study, as a result of which it was found that the most popular type of jokes among people around the world are puns. This type of humor, according to the authors of the study, is used in the first place, even in cases where others do not respond to them with laughter.
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“Elevators scare me, so I walk, to avoid them. By college, I was so broke that I could not pay for electricity – it was the darkest period in my life, ”the scientists give concrete examples of such jokes.
As a rule, the researchers add, people around react to such humor not with laughter , but with a groan, more like annoyance. But in reality, at the same time, they express their approval to the author of the joke.
Specialists came to this conclusion after studying the profiles of three hundred people. Volunteers in this study were asked to talk about their preferences and jokes, additionally passing a personality test. As a result, it was found that the pun remains the most popular and sought-after humorous genre in everyday life, moreover, people love not only to listen to such jokes, but also willingly tell them to others.